Following her grandmother’s death, eight-year-old Nelly travels to the woman’s home to help her parents pack everything up. In a nearby forest, she meets a mysterious young girl and together they embark on a fantastical journey of discovery. A delicate and powerfully acted depiction of love and childhood from acclaimed French filmmaker Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Portrait of a Lady on Fire).
‘Petite Maman is short and sweet, yet fearlessly profound. A mix of fairytale, ghost story and rites-of-passage journey…Goes straight into my list of the greatest films ever made for children of all ages.’
Mark Kermode, The Observer
‘A story even more delicate and moving than Sciamma’s last effort, this takes an unusual and thoughtful look at girlhood, motherhood and friendship. It’s enchanting.’
Helen O’Hara, Empire Magazine
What else is on?
Today (Saturday 26th November)
Tomorrow (Sunday 27th November)
The Night of Counting the Years Cert-TBC1h 42m | Arabic w/ English subtitles
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!